BMW makes way with another sports activity vehicle for those who dig sloping roofs

At the New York International Auto Show this week, BMW has taken the wraps off the production X4 as well as the new M4 Convertible.

Powered be two TwinPower engines, the X4 delivers some 245 to 306 hp. Equipped with a diesel, the xDrive35d pounds out 313 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. It’s not hard to guess the one we’d pick.

BMW also gave us the first public peek at the new M4 Convertible. With the same output as the M4 Coupe, expect the Convertible to be slightly slower as it ditches the rigid roof for more weight elsewhere. The car has 431 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque from a TwinPower V6.

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